CARES Act funding will help provide assistance to vulnerable Adams County residents and landlords applying on their behalf
WESTMINSTER, COLO. (August 6, 2020) – In partnership with Adams County and local municipalities, Maiker Housing Partners announced a new round of rental and mortgage payment assistance for Adams County residents, using funding from the CARES Act contributed by each of the partner entities. The assistance aims to prevent evictions and keep people housed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The new funding also allows a rare occurrence: landlords of residential properties in Adams County may apply for rental assistance payments on behalf of tenants with unpaid rent. The application allows landlords to apply for all delinquent payments at once with no limit on the number of residents. Applications will be accepted for both residents and landlords through the Maiker Housing Partners website.
“Everyone deserves a home, even when financial hardship makes paying rent or mortgages difficult,” said Peter LiFari, Executive Director of Maiker Housing Partners. “With Federal, State and local moratoriums in constant flux, we are committed to doing everything in our power to ensure those experiencing financial hardships as a result of COVID-19 are not in danger of losing their housing during this unprecedented time.”
Assistance will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis to qualified applicants. Residents may be eligible to receive rental or mortgage assistance if they meet the following eligibility requirements:
- Experiencing financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
- Must reside in Adams County
- Household income must be at or below 120% AMI (area median income)
“This additional CARES Act funding will allow us to help our hardest hit residents during a time when so many people need the limited resources available,” said Commissioner Eva Henry. “Allowing landlords to apply on behalf of tenants is a creative solution to help both our families and our business owners.”
Since March, Maiker has processed over $350,000 in mortgage and rental assistance for residents, all starting with a $300,000 grant from the Adams County Foundation as part of the Adams County emergency response and recovery efforts.
“The negative impact this crisis has had on our communities, and especially our most vulnerable residents, is significant and continues to grow,” said County Manager Raymond H. Gonzales. It is our hope this additional funding will help alleviate some of the hardships our residents are experiencing through the end of this very difficult year.”